Well, this is embarrassing. At some point between leaving Paris and heading to various exotic locales to be shown off to fashion people the world over, the entirety of Marc Jacobs‘ spring collection was stolen.
Yes, stolen. The Daily Telegraph reports that the collection were snatched up by some fashion-napper before they could get to wherever they were intended to be — and when you consider that there were 46 looks (not individual pieces, but looks) in this collection, you can’t help but be impressed with the Grand Theft Fashion of it all. The company broke the news to breathless fashionistas waiting to see the collection thusly:
The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is cancelled, due to the theft of the spring/summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris.
So how could something like this happen? Unless there’s a rogue fashion lover out there who has the resources to hire, say, a team of hitmen who could derail the transport of a literal truckload of fashion goodies, we have to believe someone on the inside had to help with all the pilfering. After all, the samples haven’t gone into production yet, so the clothes are one of a kind and extremely valuable — and as a result, it’s not like whoever stole these clothes can wear them in public without drawing a lot of attention to themselves.
No word yet on how the company plans to proceed from here, but we’re hoping they hunt down whoever stole the collection like the thieving animals they are. Meanwhile, somewhere in the world, someone looks ultra fabulous.